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U.S. War DepartmentHighballing to Victory (1944)

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Transportation in wartime.


This movie is part of the collection: Prelinger Archives

Producer: U.S. War Department
Sponsor: U.S. War Department
Audio/Visual: Sd, B&W
Keywords: World War II: Homefront; Rubber; Transportation: General

Creative Commons license: Public Domain


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Reviewer: Spuzz - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - September 27, 2003
Subject: Mmm Highballs.
pretty entertaining film about the importance of rubber in wartime. MNore specifivally of course, the use of it for tires that will be used by the US forces transport vehicles. I found this film interesting in it's personification of the tire as an active participant in the war, like we were supposed to FEEL for the tires getting blown apart in wartime. Nice production shots too. Reccomended.

Reviewer: author - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - December 14, 2002
Subject: This is one of the reasons we won WWII
I've seen this film before! In the late 50s and early 60s--black and white TV time here in the mountains of North Carolina--they used to show old films like this. Yes, it was done as propaganda (our kind, at least) but still it's shows WHY we won World War II. We had a preponderance in industrial manufacturing and the transport that got the materials to where it would do the most good. The "Red Ball" part of this film really stuck in my mind when I saw it 40 years or more ago, because I had a neighbor who had driven a truck on that route. ... I think this film is truly worth watching, especially for those too young to have experienced World War II. Men and machines like these, they kept us free.

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